CTL Workshops

Our tri-annual message on CTL Workshops:


If you think a Cartesian coordinate is a what you wear to go with your favorite sweater, it might be time for you to bone up on your quantitative skills.  And, right on cue, the CTL if offering a series of quantitative workshops — 90 minutes to a better, more quantitatively adept you.   The topics are basic algebra, graphs, and word problems, and there are two chances for each.

Workshops are in Briggs 420 and run 90 minutes.

Word Problem  Workshop

5:30 PM on Monday, March 28th and 8:00 PM on Wednesday, April 6th

The word problem workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Problem solving strategies useful in working with quantitative concepts
  • How to extract useful information from a problem and how to relate similar problems
  • Hands-on experience working on interesting and challenging word problems


5:30 PM on Tuesday, March 29th and 8:00 PM on Thursday, April 7th

The graphing workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Graphs of linear equations, quadratic equations, exponential functions, trigonometric functions and more…
  • Significance of slope in various applications
  • Displacement of graphs

Algebra Workshop

5:30 PM on Wednesday, March 30th and  8:00 PM on Friday, April 8th

The algebra workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Basic algebraic operations and the law of exponents
  • Binomial multiplication and factorization
  • Important algebraic identities
  • Techniques for solving quadratic and fractional systems of linear equations
  • Basic concepts and identities of trigonometry